THE three counties of the Hywel Dda health board area have seen coronavirus cases increase by 424 in just one week, with 15 further deaths due to Covid-19.

A total of 73 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the Hywel Dda region yesterday (Monday, November 16).

Nineteen new cases were found in Pembrokeshire, for a total of 730, 12 in Ceredigion, for a total of 392, while 42 were found in Carmarthenshire, bringing the number of cases there to 2,625.

There were 892 cases reported across the country by Public Health Wales, bringing the Wales-wide total to 67,106.

Two further deaths were reported across Wales, bringing the total to 2,209, 93 of them in the Hywel Dda area.

The previous Monday, November 9, saw eight new cases in Pembrokeshire, for a total of 647; 46 in Ceredigion, up to 336; and 65 in Carmarthenshire, bringing the county’s total to 2,340.

That means Pembrokeshire has seen 83 extra cases Monday-Monday; Ceredigion 56; and Carmarthenshire 285.

On November 9, the Hywel Dda health board area had reported 78 deaths to date.